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Posts tagged with Hardware

With Surface, Microsoft charts a new path

Yesterday, Microsoft made what may be remembered as one of its most important announcements ever: it announced that it is designing, manufacturing and selling its own tablets.

The tablets, which the Redmond software giant has dubbed Surface, will sport two flavors of Windows 8: Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro.


Dell announces financing program for startups

The global economy may be on the brink of another downturn and Facebook's IPO has some suggesting that it's 'RIP Good Times' all over again, but Dell is betting that high-growth startups are going to need hardware regardless.

Yesterday, it announced a new financing program designed to encourage startups to select Dell products.


What the Apple tablet buzz tells us about...

Later today, Apple is expected to unveil what some believe may be its most important product ever: a tablet computing device.

The Apple tablet has been the subject of speculation for some time and in the lead up to Apple's media event today, the buzz has hit a fever pitch as just about everyone is talking about it. Obviously, the press and blogosphere will have plenty of information to feast on later, but I think the buzz about the Apple tablet is in and of itself worth examining. Why? I think it tells us something about...


23 ways Apple can improve my next iPhone

Apple iPhone 3G pic by Óscarq via Flickr)I purchased two things last year that have improved my world considerably. 

The first purchase was the Roland Juno, a synthesiser that is pound for pound the best value for money of anything I’ve ever bought. It is tremendous fun and all manner of synthy noises and weird Devo-esque sounds. It even has a cowbell. I can’t really play it, but I have a lot of fun trying.

The second thing was the delightful Apple iPhone. As you probably know, it is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. For anybody who runs websites for a living it is a must-have. I’ve been sleeping more soundly since I bought it...

However, as with most things, there is scope for improvement


The Web Week in Review

It was an interesting week. As news of the debate over the possible bailout of the United States' struggling automakers captured the headlines and largely dictated the mood in the major financial markets around the world, newspaper titan Tribune Co. filed for bankruptcy and the Pulitzer Prize Board decided to fully embrace online journalism.


The Web Week in Review

The news was dominated by the presidential election in the US this week, but the past five days also saw more volatility in the world's financial markets and more than enough news to go around in the technology industry.


The Web Week in Review

From news that Yahoo and Google might call off their planned search advertising partnership to photos discovered on Facebook revealing Bono's rendezvous with a couple of teenage girls in St. Tropez, there was a bit of drama this week that kept the news interesting.


The Web Week in Review

Admittedly it was difficult to pay attention to all of the news in the technology industry his week - the news in the financial markets more than overshadowed it.

This week's Web Week in Review has to touch on the financial crisis but there were other tech-only stories that did manage to make it onto my radar.


5 wireless network security tips

As my fellow E-consultancy blogger Drama 2.0 discussed earlier this week, the theft of more than 40mn credit and debit card numbers was due to insecure wireless networks.

If you run a wireless network at home or in the office, the same sort of security breach could easily occur if you are not taking advantage of your wireless router's security features.


Data backups - a practical overview

Chances are that if you've worked with computers long enough, you've had the unfortunate experience of losing all of your data due to some sort of malfunction or failure.

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The Web Week in Review

This week's news was quite a hodgepodge so without delay, let's end the week with a diverse version of Drama 2.0's The Web Week in Review.


Irish tech etailer targets US

The last few months have seen a number of excess inventory retailers announcing plans to expand from the US into Europe, as they search for new clients and buyers.

However, Luzern Solutions, a Dublin-based firm that sells such goods via eBay, Amazon and ther online marketplaces, is looking to take them on on their own turf by heading over to the US.

The company's head of marketing Jackie Brannigan tells us how the web is shaping up as an overstock sales channel, and one that many manufacturers and retailers are still to exploit fully.